Posts with the tag “word-of-god”

Sermon for Rorate Coeli, the Fourth Sunday in Advent, AD 2021
December 19th, 2021
In modern American Christianity, a testimony is often what one person tells another person, usually a friend or acquaintance, about what God has done for them. Sometimes it can be a long story about h...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Last Sunday of the Church Year, AD 2021
November 22nd, 2021
“Wake, awake for night is flying!” the watchmen on the heights are crying, “Awake, Jerusalem arise!” Wake, and be watchful, for the bridegroom is coming! Get ready! This is what Jesus’ parable tells y...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
October 18th, 2021
St. Paul tells you in the epistle lesson to “look carefully how you walk,” which is always good advice. It was a fun game when you were a kid to close your eyes and see how far you could get in your h...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
October 10th, 2021
What would you do to help a friend? What lengths would you go to for a loved one if you knew you could help them? In today’s gospel lesson, Jesus is teaching and healing in the city of Capernaum on th...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Funeral of Ronald C. Schoenbeck, September 20, AD 2021
September 21st, 2021
As often happens in death, Mary and Martha grieved differently for their brother. People came from all around to console them. It wasn’t until Jesus came that they really moved. At least Martha moved....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
August 22nd, 2021
Imagine being the deaf mute man who is brought to Jesus by his friends. Your world is silent, you cannot speak rightly, then Jesus takes you aside privately and comes up close to you. He sticks his fi...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Second Sunday after Trinity, AD 2021
June 14th, 2021
A man prepared a party and no one showed up. What a terrible circumstance, it’s one that people have stressful dreams about. It’s one thing to ask for a favor, like helping you move, and no one wants ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Commemoration of St. Augustine of Canterbury, AD 2021
June 1st, 2021
You see how quickly Christian faith can be lost in a place in only a generation or two. Man in his sin has no interest in Christ, which is why the laborers in the harvest are so important. Certainly l...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Exaudi, the Sunday after the Ascension, AD 2021
May 17th, 2021
Who is the Holy Spirit? He is not an impersonal force. He is not just some aspect of the Father and the Son. He is the Third Person of the Trinity, equally God to the Father and the Son....  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Cantate, the Fifth Sunday of Easter, AD 2021
May 2nd, 2021
For baptism was created and instituted by our Lord Jesus Christ, and in it we have his promise of the forgiveness of sins. In baptism, the Holy Spirit comes to you and changes you. Your old man, the ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Lent Midweek 2, March 3, AD 2021
March 4th, 2021
Now one way to sum up the message of the Bible in six words could be, “Kill the dragon, get the girl.” Now this implies that Someone is doing the work of killing and getting, and we’ll get to that, bu...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Sexagesima, AD 2021
February 8th, 2021
“All flesh is like grass and all its glory like the flower of grass.” One doesn’t have to have been alive very long or very perceptive to recognize that almost nothing in this world lasts. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Transfiguration of Our Lord, AD 2021
January 25th, 2021
After six days, Jesus takes Peter, James, and John to a high mountain by themselves. Like the six days which led to the culmination of creation, this sixth day leads to the culmination of Jesus’ earth...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Christmas Day, AD 2020
December 29th, 2020
Long before He became man and was born as a baby in Bethlehem and laid in a manger, the Son of God created heaven and earth. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for Advent Midweek Service, December 16, AD 2020
December 17th, 2020
Here in Isaiah we have the Law and the Gospel given in clear terms as the Lord speaks through the prophet. ...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Funeral of Marjorie A. Fischer, November 24, AD 2020
November 24th, 2020
For Advent means “coming,” and it is a season that anticipates the coming of Jesus as a baby in the manger in Bethlehem on Christmas morning. But this is not the only coming that Advent anticipates. A...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti
Sermon for the Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost, AD 2020
October 19th, 2020
The Pharisees are unable to undermine Jesus’ authority legitimately and therefore are just going to try to trap him in his words. They want to trip him up in a technicality. They are trying to make hi...  Read More
by Pastor Antonetti